The purpose of this article is to examine the impact of the various dimensions of the owner / manager profile on access to bank credit for Cameroonian SMEs working in the trade / distribution subsector. The results of the estimates carried out on a convenience sample of 93 SMEs / CDs highlight three main explanatory variables for access to bank credit, including the age of the owner / manager, his level of education and his relationship network intensity. Thus, owners / managers of SMEs/CDs aged 40 and over, with a high school education and a high network intensity are more likely to access the amount of credit requested. Therefore, promoters of SMEs / CDs would be better off establishing links with bankers, suppliers of goods or even associations in order to increase their chance of accessing the amount of credit requested.